This calendar may be subject to change. Events may be added, deleted or changed as the year progresses. Before attending any event listed here, contact Greg Smith, Director of Operations, at 217-840-1678, or through email to operations@ciarocketry.org

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The calendar is currently being updated, thus some dates or details may be incorrect. Check back soon for the complete, correct schedule.

Color Codes for Calendar Items
Membership Meeting at the Springer Cultural Center
Monthly business meeting
Model rocket launch at Dodds Park
High power rocket launch in Rantoul
High power rocket launch in Monticello
Special event
Education and Outreach
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January 2018
January Sunday 1 Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
January Tuesday 9 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: Rocket Media
Bring book, videos, etc. to share.
Due to the holiday schedule at the Springer Center this month's meeting will be held a week later than usual on January 9
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
January Saturday 13 Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
January Tuesday 16 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. Papa Del's Pizza
January Saturday 27 Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Rantoul
 
February 2018
February Saturday 13 4-H Learn & Fun Day Noon - 2:15 p.m. Trinity Lutheran School
Bloomington, IL
February Tuesday 6 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: Forum on rocket design and construction methods.
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
February Saturday 10 Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
February Tuesday 20 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. Hickory River Smokehouse
February 23-25 NARCON
The National Association of Rocketry's National Convention
Houston, TX
February Saturday 24 Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
February Saturday 24 Insect Fear Film Festival
Theme: Ticks
Films: Ticks (1993) and assorted short subjects
6 p.m. Foellinger Auditorium
 
March 2018
March Tuesday 6 Membership Meeting
Annual membership meeting and election of club officers.
Meeting Topic: Presentation of U of I Student Launch Rocket Design by U of I Aerospace Students
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
March Saturday 10 Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
March Tuesday 20 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. Papa Del's Pizza
March Saturday 24 Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
 
April 2018
April Tuesday 3 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: Show & Tell - Bring your new projects to show and discuss. Also bring pictures and videos.
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
April Saturday 14 High Power Rocket Launch
10,000 MSL waiver. Contact Greg Smith, at operations@ciarocketry.org if you plan to fly motors of "L" impulse or greater.
Rain date: Sunday, April 15
Noon - 6 p.m. Rantoul Aviation Center
April Tuesday 17 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. Hickory River Smokehouse
April Saturday 28 High Power Rocket Launch
10,000 MSL waiver. Contact Greg Smith, at operations@ciarocketry.org if you plan to fly motors of "L" impulse or greater.
Rain date: Sunday, April 29
Depending on circumstances this launch may have to be relocated to Dodds Park. Check with Greg at the phone or email listed above if you are uncertain on where the launch will be held.
Noon - 6 p.m. Rantoul Aviation Center
 
May 2018
May Tuesday 1 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: Introduction to model rocketry for new members and anyone who is interested.
New board members take office
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
May Saturday 12 Build & Fly Workshop
Fee $24, call 398-2550 to register.
9 - 11 a.m. Leonhard Center
May Saturday 12 Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
May Tuesday 15 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. Papa Del's Pizza
May 16 - 20 LDRS 37 California
May Saturday 26 Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
May 26 - 28 National Sport Launch Geneseo, NY
 
June 2018
June Tuesday 5 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: Rocket Repairs
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
June Saturday 9 Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
June Monday 18 The CIA will assist the students of the Illinois Aerospace Institute (Session 1) at the University of Illinois in building rockets 7 - 9 p.m. TBA
June Tuesday 19 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m.
June Friday 22 The CIA will assist the students of the Illinois Aerospace Institute (Session 1) at the University of Illinois in flying their rockets 1 - 5 p.m. Dodds Park
June Saturday 23 Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
June Saturday 30 GARLO 2018
Theme: Rockets in the Movies
All-day rocket launch, followed by an awards ceremony/potluck picnic.
Rain date: Saturday, July 7
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(Set up 9 a.m.)
Dodds Park
 
July 2018
July Tuesday 3 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: GARLO Followup
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
July 9 - 12 The CIA will be teaching a class as part of Parkland College College for Kids
Blast Off with Rocket Building (Week 1)
7 - 9 p.m. Parkland College
July Friday 13 The CIA will assist the students of the GAMES Camp at the University of Illinois in flying their rockets 1 - 5 p.m. Dodds Park
July Saturday 14 Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
July 16 - 19 The CIA will be teaching a class as part of Parkland College College for Kids
Blast Off with Rocket Building (Week 2)
7 - 9 p.m. Parkland College
July Tuesday 17 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. Papa Del's Pizza
July Saturday 28 Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
July Monday 30 The CIA will assist the students of the Illinois Aerospace Institute (Session 2) at the University of Illinois in building rockets 7 - 9 p.m. TBA
July Tuesday 31 The CIA will demonstrate rockets for kids from the Champaign Park District Summer Camp
(set up starting at 9:00)
10 - 11 a.m. Dodds Park
 
August 2018
August Friday 3 The CIA will assist the students of the Illinois Aerospace Institute (Session 2) at the University of Illinois in flying their rockets 1 - 5 p.m. Colbert Park in Savoy
August 4 - 10 NARAM
National Association of Rocketry Annual Meet
Pueblo, CO
August Tuesday 7 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: Highlights of the 2018 Space Grant High Power Rocketry Competition
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
August Saturday 11 Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
August Tuesday 15 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. Hickory River Smokehouse
August Saturday 25 Rocket Launch
Annual Nostalgia Launch featuring rockets and launch equipment more than 30 years old. Dig out those old rockets and get them flying again.
Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
 
September 2018
September Tuesday 4 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: Introduction to Medium and High Power Rocketry
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
September Saturday 8 Rocket Launch
Followed by night launching of rockets equipped with lights, beepers, etc.
Noon - Dark Dodds Park
September Tuesday 18 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. Papa Del's Pizza
September Saturday 22 Rocket Launch
Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
 
October 2018
October Tuesday 2 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: Our annual swap meet. Bring your surplus rocket related equipment and supplies to buy, sell and trade with other members.
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
October Saturday 6 High Power Rocket Launch
10,000 MSL waiver. Contact Greg Smith, at operations@ciarocketry.org if you plan to fly motors of "L" impulse or greater.
Rain date Sunday 10/7.
Noon - 6 p.m. Rantoul Aviation Center
October Saturday 13 Heartland Maker Fest 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Lincoln Square Mall in Urbana
October Tuesday 17 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. Hickory River Smokehouse
October Saturday 28 High Power Rocket Launch
10,000 MSL waiver. Contact Greg Smith, at operations@ciarocketry.org if you plan to fly motors of "L" impulse or greater.
Rain date Sunday 10/28.
Noon - 6 p.m. Rantoul Aviation Center
 
November 2018
November Friday 2
Sunday 4
Midwest Power launch near Princeton, IL sponsored by Quad Cities Rocketry Society 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Princeton
November Tuesday 6 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: Rocket Construction: Adhesives and Finishing
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
November Saturday 10 High Power Rocket Launch
10,000 MSL waiver. Contact Greg Smith, at operations@ciarocketry.org if you plan to fly motors of "L" impulse or greater.
Rain date Sunday 11/11.
Noon - 6 p.m. Rantoul Aviation Center
November Tuesday 21 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m. Papa Del's Pizza
November Saturday 24 High Power Rocket Launch
10,000 MSL waiver. Contact Greg Smith, at operations@ciarocketry.org if you plan to fly motors of "L" impulse or greater.
Rain date Sunday 11/25.
Noon - 6 p.m. Rantoul Aviation Center
 
December 2018
December Tuesday 4 Membership Meeting
Meeting Topic: Annual Wrapup, Rocket nostalgia and "Tall Tales". Bring stories and artifacts to share.
7 - 9 p.m. Springer Center
December Saturday 8 Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
December Tuesday 18 Business Meeting 7 - 9 p.m.
December Saturday 22 Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park
 
January 2019
January Tuesday 1 Rocket Launch Noon - 6 p.m. Dodds Park


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